Wednesday, November 2, 2011
LSE: 2011 [Prairie Town Dweller - by Nicole Beck]
Prairie Town Dweller..
By Nicole Beck
10’7” x 3’8” / Glass Mosaic & Stainless Steel
Location: 3505 N. Southport - Sheil Park
Sponsor: Lakeview Chamber of Commerce..
From the Lakefront Sculpture Exhibit [LSE} website..
When an artist chooses another artist to honor, it is always wise to select one whose style compliments their own. “Prairie Town Dweller” is Nicole Beck’s homage to the celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Beck has taken the lines and angles, the lessons about economy of space and simplicity to fruition but what the artist and the architect truly have in common is their use of light. Lloyd Wright’s seamless designs and innovative uses of space and furniture made him famous, but his introduction of abundant natural light into the American home will forever be his legacy.
Beck is a master at creating vivid mosaic work. “Prairie Town Dweller” fills a shining stainless steel frame with open spaces and dazzling tile work that catch, reflect and filter sunlight- simply and majestically accenting light where it otherwise may have gone unnoticed...
# LSE: 2011 [Various Artists] ..